USN-733-1: evolution-data-server vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-733-1

16th March, 2009

evolution-data-server vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • evolution-data-server


It was discovered that the Base64 encoding functions in
evolution-data-server did not properly handle large strings. If a user were
tricked into opening a specially crafted image file, or tricked into
connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could possibly execute
arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 7.10:
libcamel1.2-10 1.12.1-0ubuntu2.1
libebook1.2-9 1.12.1-0ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
libcamel1.2-8 1.6.1-0ubuntu7.2
libebook1.2-5 1.6.1-0ubuntu7.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Evolution to effect
the necessary changes.